Today’s front pages – Wednesday, April 10

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Exiting gangs proving difficult

Less than one percent of gang members have managed to get out of their gangs using the much-heralded gang-exit programme that the previous government launched two years ago. Of the country’s 1,700 hardened gang members, just 15 have made their way through the state-police exit programme, according to new figures from the state police, Rigspolitiet. Rigspolitiet, which did not reveal how many gang members asked the authorities for help to get out of the gangs, believes the figures to be accurate. – Jyllands-Posten

EU blasts Denmark over data protection

The EU's justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, has criticised Denmark for dragging its feet in the negotiations for a new data protection law currently being looked at in Brussels. Each EU nation has its own data protection law and the new law would place all 27 member states under one umbrella. The justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne), rejected Reding’s claim, arguing that Denmark is positively inclined but wants more time to deliberate because the EU law proposal is intricate and could have far-reaching consequences for the private and public sector. –Politiken

Doctors want to focus on the poor

Doctors want to spend more time on their weaker patients at the expense of the healthier, according to Berlingske newspaper. The practise, called stratification, has already begun in some areas, but now the patients’ ability to take care of themselves will be factored in, including their social standing, family situation, financial situation and education, to mention a few.  While the national government and local government have backed the idea, opposition party Venstre is more sceptical. – Berlingske

Øresund railway infrastructure needs makeover

Within 15 years, the railway infrastructure in the Øresund Region will suffer from serious capacity issues, according to a new report. The report, compiled by Rambøll for Region Skåne in Sweden, found that current rail infrastructure expansion plans are nowhere near adequate enough to accommodate future travellers. By 2030, the demands for personal and freight trains will double and the railways in southern Sweden and at Copenhagen Airport must be expanded considerably to satisfy passenger needs. The report argued that high-speed trains all around the Øresund Region and further on to Gothenburg, Stockholm and Oslo, as well as Hamburg in the other direction, were required. – Ingeniøren

  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.